The marriage of Joseph and Mary

Super Flumina

under the patronage of St Joseph and St Dominic

By the rivers of Babylon there we sat and wept, remembering Zion;
on the poplars that grew there we hung up our harps. . . Ps 136

St Dominic


Philosophy behind this website

Professor Solomon's Introduction to Philosophy

11th September 2001


Australia's Catholic Bishops

Australian Catholic Bishops should say

Australia's Support for Legislation Worthy of Adolf Hitler


Bill of Rights




Church's Fathers & Doctors

Church's Teaching on Divorce, Contraception and Human Sexuality

Compatible sites


David Attenborough

Defamation of Catholicism

Discipline & the Child

Dismissal of the Whitlam Government

Economic Problems

Evangelium Vitae 73



Freemasonry & the Church

God is not Material

Harry Potter



Letter of St Paul to the Hebrews

Mary MacKillop

Miscellaneous Papers



Moral Issues

Non-directional Counselling

Papers written by others


Politicians & the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Leo XIII

Pope Pius XII

Popes on St Thomas



Religious Freedom

Questions for Catholic Parents in Parramatta

Research Involving Embryos Bill - Letter to the Prime Minister

Sts John Fisher & Thomas More

Science and Philosophy


Subversion of Catholic Education


Thomas Merton

Vatican II

For young readers:

Myall Lakes Adventure

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I. Belloc's Letter to Dean Inge

This letter of Hilaire Belloc defending the Catholic Church against attacks by the controversial Dean of St Paulís Cathedral, London, was originally published in Londonís 'Evening Standard'. It is perhaps the most noble defence of the faith published in the twentieth century. We have transcribed it from Belloc's 'Essays of a Catholic'. more

II. Belloc and the Faith

Hilaire once remarked of the Catholic Faith, 'It is the possession of perspective in the survey of the world.' more

III. Belloc on Cardinal Manning and Benjamin Jowett

In this extract from one of his books, Hilaire Belloc cites principles enunciated by each of two great Englishmen to him in his youth.† They offer us food for thought 100 years on.† more

IV. A Remaining Christmas

We reproduce here a famous essay by Hilaire Belloc written more than eighty years ago.† more

V. The Inn of the Margeride

An essay Hilaire Belloc wrote 100 years ago provides a basis for commentary on the direction Europe, and the world, are heading.† more

VI. Ballade of Illegal Ornaments

This was Hilaire Bellocís response to an article about the actions of the liberal Anglican bishop of Birmingham, Ernest Barnes (1874-1953).† The poem serves to remind us, as we begin another Advent, of the humility of the Son of God in coming among us. more

VII. A Melody for Belloc's Ballade

Here is a simple melody to accompany Bellocís Ballade to Our Lady of Częstochowa represented by the famous icon housed in the Jasna Gůra Monastery, Częstochowa, Poland.† more

VIII. Tribute to Hilaire Belloc

The justly celebrated historian, journalist, poet and Catholic apologist died 66 years ago today.† more